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Medication Tips from Dr. Davis; Thyroid, Elmiron, PPI

Many times our patients must take medication.  And sometimes we suggest the patient take their medication in a way that varies from the side of the box.  This is based on years and years of patient feedback and study.  We

Posted in Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Thyroid, Treatments

Who Benefits from MonaLisa Touch Treatment?

The last few blogs have been spent talking about our newest service for women, MonaLisa Touch Chico, that increases blood flow, improves elasticity, and stimulates the vagina to heal itself, decreasing a variety of vaginal discomforts.  Let’s spend Read More…

Posted in Bladder, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

The [Dreaded] IC Flare-Up and How to Treat

If you suffer from Interstitial Cystitis, you know how annoying and frustrating an IC flare-up can be.  Whether it lasts a few hours or a few days, that incessant urge to visit the restroom, the irritation, the pain– it’s the worst.  Intensity

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Symptoms, Treatments

What is a Cystoscopy? Why is it an Outpatient Procedure?

A cystoscopy is a simple, useful procedure that can help us diagnose abnormalities inside the bladder like Interstitial Cystitis.  By inserting a camera through the urethra and into the bladder, we can see inflammation, blockages, and get an overall Read

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Procedures, Surgery, Treatments

The Wonders of Epsom Salt

If you have pain from Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, generalized pelvic pain, lower back pain, or other sore muscles that are not even related to gynecology, try taking a warm Epsom salt bath.  Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of

Posted in Anxiety, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Treatments

Interstitial Cystitis: Staying Hydrated Throughout Fall

Your bladder has been great all summer.  You’ve been staying hydrated, limiting your sodas and artificially sweetened beverages, and you were always feeling thirsty so it was easy to drink water.  Now that fall is here you notice your bladder

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis

Self-Care Stretches, IC Stretching for Women with Interstitial Cystitis

If you have Interstitial Cystitis you certainly know how frustrating it can be.  Consuming the wrong beverage or food can send you into a flare up which might last hours or days.  Even just having sex or getting too dehydrated

Posted in Interstitial Cystitis

What Causes Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial Cystitis, like many of the conditions we treat in our office, is a complex condition.  We know that approximately 70% of women with Endometriosis also have this painful bladder issue and that it rarely goes away on its own. 

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms, Treatments

Bladder-Friendly Drinks for Summer (IC Patients)

If you have Interstitial Cystitis you know how important it is to stay hydrated and avoid certain foods and beverages that may cause irritation to your bladder.  One of the first things we encourage our IC patients to do is

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis Featured in Health Section of U.S. News

Oftentimes the issues my patients face are “invisible”– they are difficult for ordinary doctors to diagnose and they don’t show up on tests.  Many of my patients have gone from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist, trying to find resolution

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, overactive bladder

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